Wyoming Unemployment Rate Dips to 5.7 Percent

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services’ Research and Planning section reported last week that Wyoming’s unemployment rate decreased from 5.8 percent in September to 5.7 percent in October. Wyoming’s unemployment rate has decreased nearly a full percentage point since October 2010 when the rate was 6.6 percent. It is also significantly lower than the current national average of 9 percent.

Teton County has the state’s highest unemployment rate at 7.8 percent, attributable in part to the break between the summer tourist season and the winter ski season. Sublette County boasts the state’s lowest unemployment rate at just 2.8 percent. All Wyoming counties have seen a decrease in unemployment since October of 2010, which may indicate a trend toward economic recovery.